Why Having a Family Dentist is Important
Having a family dentist is more important than you may think. Here are some reasons you should be visiting Dr. Richard George and Dr. Boone Allen in Rigby, ID.
You should have an oral and dental examination at your Rigby family dentist's office every six months. In addition to visiting your doctor, maintaining a healthy oral habit is essential. Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day; brush your teeth after you eat breakfast and before you go to bed with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Flossing is another important step, once before bed is the minimum for healthy teeth.
Your dentist can help show you the best dental hygiene methods, what products to use and ensure your children are learning these habits too!
Dental Procedures Your Rigby Family Dentist Provides:
- Root Canal: One of the main reasons people end up needing a root canal is because of poor oral hygiene. If you don't brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once, then you will suffer from plaque and tartar building up. Plaque and tartar are not only difficult to clean at some point, but you have to deal with bacteria eating away at your teeth.
- In-office teeth whitening: It's a convenient procedure and doesn't take long. The gel is left on your teeth for a few minutes and, if necessary, a laser is used to speed up the process. Your dentist will remove the gel, then reapply the teeth whitening gel several times throughout the one-hour treatment.
- Dental implants: They are state-of-the-art installations that are used to fix gaps in your smile. The process of getting a dental implant is straightforward. Your dentist applies local anesthesia to the problem area and removes any remnants of the old tooth, drills into the jawbone and inserts a titanium post. The titanium post is biocompatible, so your body will not reject it.
If you want to schedule an appointment with Dr. George and Dr. Allen in Rigby, ID, call (208) 745-8704.